Job Profile
The PERFORM Centre is seeking a candidate (part time basis) with a strong technical background in MR research to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist researchers in the design, acquisition and analysis of their MR studies.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in contributing to the creation of a forward looking research environment in collaboration with the researchers of the PERFORM Centre. The candidate will assist researchers in designing MR protocols, piloting new studies and working with the MR technologist to run acquisitions for ongoing studies. The candidate will be a resource for researchers to consult with about MR protocols and basic analysis needs. Our multidisciplinary team includes researchers from many fields (Psychology, Engineering, Physics, Exercise Science, Nutrition, etc.); therefore, the candidate should be motivated to learn about a variety of topics, work well with others and appreciate the challenge of learning new techniques.

The incumbent for Research Associate, MR at PERFORM Centre will be responsible for the following:
• Assist researchers who intend to run MR studies (sequence choice and parameter optimization) at PERFORM, develop appropriate acquisition and pulse sequence protocols and to ensure that their studies will be valid from an imaging perspective.
• Collaborate with core technical researchers of PERFORM Centre, providing the unique opportunity to learn different imaging acquisition and analysis techniques.
• Assist MR technologist with administration of consent, preparation of volunteers, and MR data acquisition.
• Teaching students involved in imaging research at PERFORM the basics of imaging protocols design and providing guidelines for data analysis.
• Coordinate research connecting MR to other platforms, e.g. the simultaneous use of functional assessment and sleep labs.
• Assist with the preparation of ethics documents, renewals and amendments for projects utilizing these platforms.
• The incumbent will hold a Masters’ or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Physics or a related field
• He/she should have a strong technical background and knowledge of MR data acquisition
• He/she should have 2-4 years of experience working in a research imaging laboratory
• Knowledge of MR pulse-sequence programming and/or common MR analysis techniques, as well as experience with the GE platform are assets
• Ability to work autonomously and excellent organizational skills
• Tactful and diplomatic when dealing with participants, family members and staff
• Exhibits excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Uses good judgment in resolving priority issues
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Works effectively under pressure and resolves issues promptly
• Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
• Maintains confidentiality and discretion at all times
• Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
• Send your most updated CV’s to divya.sequeira à with a covering letter before September 25th 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience